Legendary ring announcer Bruce Buffer revealed just how long he expects to work as the UFC Octagon announcer.
Buffer has been lead cage announcer for the world’s leading MMA promotion since all the way back at UFC 8 in February 1996. Now in his 25th year with the company, Buffer recently spoke to Tom Taylor of Maxim about a number of topics related to the fight game, and one of them was about Buffer himself. One of the most popular announcers in the sports world today, the 64-year-old Buffer was asked just how long he expects to continue his role on the mic. As far as Buffer goes, he has another decade to go.
“I put everything I can into my announcing, and the moment I can’t perform physically, vocally, then it will be time for me to retire. But my passion just keeps growing so that’s not going to happen any time soon. I’m good for another 10 years at least,” Buffer said.
Buffer does the announcing for the majority of the UFC’s events, although Joe Martinez occasionally takes the mic from him. Still, Buffer is the most recognizable ring announcer in all of mixed martial arts and he clearly still has a strong passion for the sport, so it’s great to see that he wants to continue going strong for another decade. When you think of the UFC, Buffer is synonymous with the sport and with the brand, and it will be a huge loss the day he’s done. Thankfully, he wants to go strong for another decade, and that’s good news for all MMA fans. The legend will be back on the mic this Saturday night when he introduces Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier ahead of their trilogy fight at UFC 264.
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